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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Handmade Holidays

Recently these earrings were presented in an Treasury collection alongside many other fine and beautiful items. The title of the treasury was Lift Your Voice (in praise of handmade).

below is a link to the Etsy Treasury
Lift Your Voice In Praise of Handmade

It was created by Barbe Beaty, an eco-friendly precious metals artisan and Founder and Facilitator of a community based workshop, "Promise Project" (, for girls/women from various populations.

"During these sessions, participants engage in the design, hand-sculpting, and hand-finishing of a fine silver token which symbolizes a personal pledge made to themselves reflective of where they‘ve been, where they are, and where they wish to be on their path through life."

Through her art and her community work, she hopes to continue reach out, enlightening others to the thought that "We are all artists in the sense that we each have a story unique to tell, and we each have the ability to "design" (shape and influence) our existence."

More links to Barbe Beaty and her work

jewelry website ::
community workshops website ::
life tidbits ::
Follow her on Twitter :: njiastudios
Proud member of Etsy Metal Clay ::
Proud juried member of Trunkt ::


  1. Your jewelry is beautiful, and I enjoy reading your life reflections :)

  2. Is there a store in Pueblo Colorado or a way to order the Orbital One ring?